Minutes for 19th November 2019

Minutes of the meeting of Coleraine Probus Club
36 members were in attendance.

Apologies (10) Robin Blackford, James Dinsmore, Noel Finlay, Eric Fulton, John Graham, Graham Kane, Jerry Sayers, Robin Semple, John O'Neill and John Tan.

The President, John McGlade, welcomed members to the meeting on this wet and windy morning. He then introduced this mornings Speaker, Barry Grimes who is standing in for Aoife McGlinchey. The topic of his presentation is “Loss of Hearing and Tinnitus.”

A summary of this talk is available in the speaker's record book and here on the club website.

An extensive question and answer session followed the presentation and a vote of thanks proposed by Ian Murray was passed to Barry by the President.

Weekly Business:
The minutes of the 12th November 2019 were, with the approval of the members, taken as read and signed by the President. Matters arising: None.

Correspondence: None.

Joe Alcorn confirmed that this years Christmas Lunch and Festivities will be held on Tue 10th December in Royal Portrush Golf Club. The President has discussed this with Royal Portrush and the two course lunch will cost £22:00 per head including tea / coffee served on arrival in the Club Bar. A musical interlude will precede the Lunch. Members wishing to attend should indicate this on the Lunch Attendance Sheet on the signing in table. Wives and guests should be included where appropriate. Cost per head for the meal £22:00.

Welfare. Cecil Spotten has nothing to report.

Treasurer. Nigel Semple has nothing to report.

Any Other Business.
The Counterpoint Christmas Concert will be held in St. Patrick's Church Coleraine on Friday 6th December at 7:30 pm. For full details see the Counterpoint leaflet on the signing in table.

Next Meeting: The next speaker's meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th November 2019 when John Moore will give a talk on “Discover Portrush Heritage Experience”

Closing Remarks. The President thanked members for attending and hoped to see everyone at the next meeting. Before closing the meeting he entertained the members with a doggerel entitled “The Ulsterman” by Lynne Doyle.

The meeting closed at 12:15 pm.

Signed: John McGlade
Date. 26th November 2019